Lighter Capital’s Third Year on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

Lighter Capital has for the third consecutive year been name to the Inc. 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The 2018 list, released this month, includes what Inc. calls “the most inspiring companies of 2018”—“superstars” that will be “the source of much future job growth.”

While only around 12 percent of U.S. companies see revenue growth of 25 percent or more in a single year, every company on the Inc. 5000 list has grown by at least 50 percent over the past three years. Lighter Capital, sitting at number 776 overall and number 37 in the financial services category, had a 647 percent rate of growth between 2014 and 2017.

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The Art of Growing a Sustainable Tech Business

Knowify had what many SaaS startups dream about: an offer of VC funding.

But the project-management software company’s response was less than enthusiastic: A firm “no thanks” sent the big money packing, leaving CEO Marc Visent to grow his company as he pleased and keep all his equity for his team.

“Some companies are a perfect fit for a Series A, and some companies are not and need other funding options,” Visent recently told Lighter Capital CIO Allen Johnson.

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Founder Spotlight: Q & A with Joe Floyd, Founder and CEO of InsureSign

InsureSign, an e-signature startup founded in 2011 that competes successfully with some major tech companies, recently received some awesome kudos. G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business solutions review website, ranked the company number one for its usability and customer support in its Summer 2018 Report on e-signature software.

Lighter Capital funded InsureSign in 2017, which allowed the company to create its first dedicated sales team in order to grow aggressively in 2018.

We caught up with Joe Floyd, founder and CEO of InsureSign, to ask a few questions about how this exciting company finds success.

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